Chocolate Glaze
Recipe type: Glaze
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Adapted from "The Cake Bible" by Rose Levy Beranbaum.
  • 3 (1-ounce) bars bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 liquid cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cognac
The recipe we adapted this from called for 9 ounces of bittersweet chocolate, which we reduced to 3 ounces. This gave us a thinner glaze that stiffened, but did not become hard as well as heightened the Cognac flavor in the final product. Therefore, you can add more chocolate if you are seeking a hardened chocolate in your finished product. Air bubbles matter less when you are using the glaze to drizzle vs. pour over the top of something. "Desired thickness" is vague on purpose, if you are pouring this glaze you will want it thinner than if you are drizzling - experiment with different methods and applications to find your ideal thickness.